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at dearborn law-enforcement association. thank you for inviting me to speak to you about the use of unmanned aircraft a small colorado community where he lives. the mesa county sheriff's office is a middle sized of a 200 people at the patrol chamber 65 deputies. this are approximately 175,000 citizens to the infiniti 3300 square-mile county. we see a wide range for petty offenses to major crime including drug trafficking and homicide. in four years with lumbar operational hours than anyone else in the country with 185 and over 40 missions. the two small battery operated aircraft systems that's a lot considering this one on the table here is a backpack size helicopter that can fly for 15 minutes and weighs two pounds. our smaller plane can fly for an hour and weighs just about eight pounds. both systems are used to carry canvas which are commercially available. in fact coming committee same camera at wal-mart. have a tissue at the brief examples of how we use this equipment. my first example occurred last may when an historic church cup higher. recruited from a camel which allowed us to show
piece of legislation without anybody's recommend nations so we may have a role codified into the law. i regret we have not codify this into law, but i don't think it fenestration. there's 435 members of congress. anyone of us can crafter on legislation. i believe those who said we should do it when we were in charge i to do it now that they are in charge i yield back. >> the chair recognizes the gentlelady from west virginia, as capito for one minute. >> thank you. bochum director demarco. i want to thank the chairman and also for his efforts to some at the discussion. we hope to structural and significant reforms. as has been said many times here, we've seen changes to regulatory structure here in the financial realm, but in some cases layered on too heavily for institutions to lend adequately. one thing we have not done is address the chief underlying cause of the crisis events are housing finance system. the objectives that lets him if ready to assume considerable risks in the market that ultimately to a taxpayer bailout rescued by the taxpayer. we are four years later and it's unacc
of the national hiv aids strategy and a health reform law on hiv aids care in the united states. honestly an important connection for us today. this includes policy from the george washington university and a master's degree from the woodrow wilson school of public and international affairs. and a master's degree in political science from the university of massachusetts. the doctor's degree is from dartmouth college. doctor, you are invited to take the podium. [applause] >> thank you. i first want to thank the senator for making progress and including me in this important work that they are doing and making that link between looking at lgbt health and hiv and a portal to act. we started off with president obama giving a historic speech speech in 2011 at ending the aids epidemic at some point in our lifetime. this was quite a moment. the moment of opportunity and optimism that i want to start with. the reason the president obama made that statement is because we have a combination that together is something that could turn the tide on epidemics. we also have a national strategy that the w
. the homeland security act passed by congress to create the department was signed in to law november 25th, 2002. the department opened the doors on march 1st, 2003. so in just over four months 22 different agencies across the government with different culture were merged to a new department. in the early days at the department, the focus of both the administration and congress was moving quickly to prevent another 9/11-type attack on the homeland. management took a backseat to the effort. the dhs confirmed the fact when he testified before the committee last year. the management got shortchanged in the early days. it's taken years to dig out but the lack of the strong foundation left. that said, i want to give credit where credit is due. gao's recent report confirms there's considerable progress at the department. and integrating the departments and overlaying the component. the latest high-risk report includes fair amount of good news. because gao acknowledges the progress and narrowed the area on the high-risk list. the department deserves credit for the detailed plan to address all of gao's
sessions is very straightforward. it restates current law. let hey rate that. it restates current law which already explicitly excludes undocumented immigrants who are in this country from obtaining benefits sufficient as tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies when obtaining health insurance coverage. we debated this at length during health care reform and this exemption was included in the final bill to address concerns of some of our republican colleagues that undocumented immigrants would somehow be able to receive the benefits we included in the law. that is why we specifically and splicexplicitly excluded them fm being able to obtain this type of consequently. addressing the issue issues of immigrant families is currently being done in a bipartisan fashion. the last thing we need to do is to try to muck that up. so this is not a great way to do your outreach to the hispanic and immigrant community. so i urge our colleagues just to stay with present law, let's restate it once again. support our amendment and reequity j the sessions amendment. -- and reject the sessions a.m. mr. sessions
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